Home-Start Essex (formerly Home-Start Basildon District), has been supporting families in Basildon, Billericay & Wickford the local community since 1996.

We are a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.  We are committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 11.  Home-Start volunteers offer friendship and informal support to parents with young children, in our local community, so that every child can have a good start in life.

Home-Start aims to increase the confidence and independence of the family by offering friendship, emotional and some practical support to families.   Volunteers visit families in their own homes for 2 hours a week by arrangement with the family.

Home-Start support is very cost effective.  We are funded by The Big Lottery Fund.  Our office is based in Basildon and currently covers Basildon, Billericay, Wickford and Brentwood areas of South Essex. 

The overall management of Home-Start Essex is overseen by a Chief Executive Officer, Senior Management Team and the Board of Trustees which is made up of volunteers from the local community.

We are keen to provide a high level of service at all times. We welcome feedback from families, referrers and volunteers regarding their experience of the service we provide.

We hope to provide a service based on:

Choice                         Partnership             Openness

Encouragement           Flexibility                 Responsiveness

Enjoyment                   Respect                   Trust

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If you would like to know more about what we do and how you can be involved then please take a look at the rest of our website.